Renewable Energy Systems
introduces different types of energy Sources and the techniques for their
conversion and storage. These include hydropower, energy from biomass &
biogas, photovoltaic energy conversion, energy from oceans, wind energy,
geo-thermal; coal, oil and nuclear energy; passive use of solar energy for
space heating and solar collectors. It finalizes with the Interconnection of Alternative Energy Sources
with the National Grid.
To present the fundamental
principles of renewable energy
By the end of this
course, the student should be able to:
- Outline the principles
involved in the generation of power from renewable and non-renewable
suitable power controller for wind and solar applications
- Assess the
cost of generation for conventional and renewable energy plants
- Analyze the
issues involved in the integration of renewable energy sources to the
- Predict the
consequences of their energy choices.
completing the course is expected to:
sources and uses of energy.
and classify renewable and non-renewable energy.
examples of common types of renewable and non-renewable resources.
different ways of saving energy at personal, community and global level.
some general characteristics of solar power, hydropower and wind power and
other sources of energy.
the benefits and disadvantages of using renewable resources.
the role of engineers in energy conservation.
the impacts of energy use on society
and describe photovoltaic systems and its components